Brown Harris Stevens | Established 1837


158 East 66th Street - $10,350,000


This exquisite 5 story, 18'6" Townhouse located in Manhattan's Gold Coast of the Upper East Side is one of the 13 townhouses designed by John B. Snook in the 1860s.

In 1919, architect Edward Shepard Hewitt acquired 12 of the 13 houses and removed the high stoops, remaking them to face, not the streets, but a "huge sunken garden in the rear, which was named Jones Wood Garden, a most sought after private garden association which maintains the common garden between the two rows of townhouses featuring a large fountain, multi-level planting area and no dividing walls or fences."

There are only 12 keys which get you into the garden, 6 through the townhouses on the north side of East 65th Street and 6 through the townhouses on the south side of East 66th Street.


Named for the original "Jones Wood" which was a 132-acre block of farmland on the island of Manhattan overlooking the East River, Jones Wood Garden received landscape accreditation from the New York Botanical Garden and gained Garden Club of America historic status, now registered with the Smithsonian.


Basement: Full cellar including W/D, storage and all mechanicals including gas/hot water heaters.

Ground Floor: Entry hall, Formal Dining Room facing the tree lined block with Herringbone maple wood floors, Powder Room, Butler's Pantry and Kitchen with Breakfast Room with entrance to Jones Wood Garden. The Kitchen features granite countertops, Woodmode and custom Brookhaven cabinetry, stainless steel Thermador ovens and cooktop, Subzero refrigerator, two dishwashers, two sinks, a wine refrigerator and wide planked maple wood floors.

Parlor Floor: Baronial sized Open Entertaining Area with Parquet de Versailles mahogany wood floors and over 11ft ceilings. Library with wood burning fireplace facing the street and Living Room facing south with wood burning fireplace and balcony overlooking Jones Wood Garden.

Third Floor: Two Bedrooms both with wood burning fireplaces and en-suite bathrooms.

Fourth Floor: Two Bedrooms; the south facing bedroom has bay windows facing Jones Wood Garden and en-suite bath and the north facing bedroom has a hall bathroom.

Fifth Floor: Great Room with vaulted ceilings, skylight and Parquet de Versailles walnut wood floors, doors leading to a planted terrace facing north onto the tree-lined block and a south facing terrace overlooking Jones Wood Garden.

The Townhouse has 2 zones of Central Air Conditioning, 4 zones of gas heat and a Ductless A/C unit servicing the 5th Floor. A new boiler was installed in 2007 and 2 new hot water heaters were installed in 2016. There is an alarm system and hard wired carbon monoxide detectors in the basement and hardwired smoke and fire detectors on the Kitchen and Bedroom floors.

This is a rare opportunity to own a New York City treasure.


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* All information furnished regarding property for sale, rental, financing or estimated mortgage rates is from sources deemed reliable but no warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof. For further financing information, please contact a Brown Harris Stevens agent.

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Last updated: 2/21/2018
ID: 16472425
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Property Information

Type: Single Family
Rooms: 9.0
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4.5
Outdoor space: Garden
Woodburning fireplaces: 3

Building Information

Air conditioning: Yes
Delivered Vacant: Yes
Basement: Yes